Vanya Krieckhaus (Associate Professor) received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Princeton University and specializes in the political economy of development.
My specialty is the politics of developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the effect of colonialism and democracy on economic prosperity. I am currently writing a book on the ways in which bond investors react to democratic elections and partisanship in Latin America and Asia. I am primarily interested in the way that politics influences long-run material prosperity in the developing world. In my recent book, Dictating Development, I advance the thesis that international politics plays a decisive role in determining development.
- Comparative Political Systems
- Power and Money
- Latin American Politics
- Readings in Comparative Politics (graduate)
- Comparative Political Economy (graduate)
- Latin American Politics (graduate)
Dictating Development: How Europe Shaped the Global Periphery. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.
"Democracy and Economic Growth: How Regional Context Influences Regime Effects," British Journal of Political Science (April 2006).
"The Regime Debate Revisited: A Sensitivity Analysis of Democracy's Effects," British Journal of Political Science (October 2004).